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load bearing wall with single top plate

December 12, 2016, 6:58 pm

Can an existing partition wall with a single top plate be used as a load bearing wall if strengthened? I was considering inserting 2x4 blocking between each stud (studs are 16 o.c.) and nailing them... Read more »

3/4" clean stone

November 2, 2016, 2:03 pm

How much does 1 yard of 3/4 clean stone weigh? Read more »

Suggestions? House Exterior Covering

October 23, 2016, 5:20 pm or What's a cheap way to make the exterior... Read more »

Bathtub problem, Please help

April 12, 2016, 11:56 pm

Ok question bout bath tubs. I live in a mobile home & I want to replace my corner garden tub with a regural tub( really want one with jets). My tub size is 52 3/4 by 52/ 34 16 deep. Where can I find... Read more »

Detritis (crap) falling into living room

December 17, 2015, 11:29 pm

I have had this fire in place for 14 years, recently the coals on fire have been subjected to detritus (stuff) coming down the chimney flume and falling into the fire, and often then into the living ... Read more »

Insulation recommendation for detached garage

December 15, 2015, 11:58 pm

I have a detached garage that is framed with wood as well as concrete board siding. I was wanting to insulate the area for a hydroponic garden that I have but was concerned with the moisture getting ... Read more »

3/4" plywood weight capacity

November 29, 2015, 5:57 pm

Building a platform bed for a Queen size bed. Using 3/4 CDX for the platform in 2 pieces. 40 wide x 60 long Supported on both 40 spans, but only 1 of the 60 spans. Will this work? or do I need to ru... Read more »

RCH BUILDERS Reduces Project Cost By $250,000 in London, Ontario

September 29, 2015, 9:02 pm

RCH Builders is pleased to announce the recent completion of building renov ations and re-branding of a commercial building on one of London's busiest arteries, located on Adelaide Street, South i... Read more »

Alaska Coal Stove Recalls

September 26, 2015, 2:30 pm

Can someone tell me how I can find out if there has been any recalls filed on any of the Alaska Coal Stoves. Inside of my coal stove are 3, little nubs that help hold up the grate. The nub in th... Read more »

Are there any actual home construction postings on here any more?

September 4, 2015, 7:02 pm

Looking through the last few months of postings, it's pretty much all spam. Is there any actual information left here? Are there any other groups that have any? Read more »

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FLorida Codes? rating: 5

I am a mason of over two decades that has recently purchased a home in Port Richey, FL. Soon after moving into the home I noticed termites had all but eaten the frame of a garage door (the tin door... Read more »

Does an attic fan need an override switch for a smoke alarm? rating: 5

I wanted to install an vent fan to cool down the attic. This is 100% attic air. No air sucked in from the living space. The house is in Massachussetts. Contractor says this fan needs an automatic s... Read more »

Modular Homes Suck! rating: 5

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Beware: Do not buy a modular home until you learn of our nightmare experience. We bought our new modular home from New Millenium, Warner, NH. The home was built by ProBuilt; Miffleton, PA. The de... Read more »

making a custom soffit intake vent rating: 5

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steps in rebuilding a bathroom rating: 5

Hi all, I'm doing some bathroom rebuilding, and I'm trying to get a better understanding of the steps involved. If anyone sees anything miss, could they please shout out? thanks in advance! It's a... Read more »

Nail down hardwood florring parallel to floor joists rating: 5

P.Ostal ------------------------------------- Hi all I have open-web engineered floor joists at 19.2 centre, and they run along the longer length of the living/dining room. I have 3/4 particle board ... Read more »

Round Swamp Cooler screen rating: 5

------------------------------------- Does anyone know how to get a new outside screen for a large round swamp cooler? They stopped selling them in the local area and mine crumbled when I tried to r... Read more »

Exterior Siding on Reddiform ICF rating: 5

I am looking for options for siding on ICF forms. These are solid foam with no nailers on them. Do any of you have any info for me? We are looking at some type of rock which may be cultured or not. ... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.